US Capitol attack

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Pence’s son reportedly convinced him to stand up to Trump over January 6
Former vice-president had planned to skip process to certify Joe Biden’s election victory but changed mind after son’s plea

Martin Pengelly in Washington

29, Nov, 2023 @1:52 PM

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‘It has to be done’: can Reconstruction-era laws hold Trump and allies accountable?
Rarely used but relevant laws could be key to removing Trump from the ballot for his stoking of the January 6 Capitol attack

Rachel Leingang

26, Nov, 2023 @1:15 PM

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January 6 rioter found guilty after judge calls defence argument ‘gobbledegook’
Taylor James Johnatakis was found guilty of seven charges for his role in 2021 attack to stop Biden from being certified as president

Martin Pengelly in Washington

22, Nov, 2023 @2:59 PM

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Marjorie Taylor Greene claims Democrats failed to defend House from Capitol rioters
Extremist Republican says in book ‘not one Democrat was willing to stay to defend the chamber’ but claim rejected as ‘patently false’

Martin Pengelly in Washington

15, Nov, 2023 @7:56 PM

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Searching for the perfect republic: Eric Foner on the 14th amendment – and if it might stop Trump
The Pulitzer-winning historian of the civil war and Reconstruction considers one way in which some hope the former president can be stopped from retaking office

Ted Widmer

15, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Republican praises January 6 attacker’s ‘good faith and core principles’
Louisiana congressman Clay Higgins asks judge to show leniency to Ryan Nichols, charged with assaulting police at US Capitol

Martin Pengelly in Washington

14, Nov, 2023 @4:50 PM

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Man who stormed US Capitol in face paint files paperwork for congressional run
Jacob Chansley, who became one of the most recognizable symbols of the insurrection, hopes to run in Arizona as a libertarian

Rachel Leingang

13, Nov, 2023 @4:02 PM

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‘I’m more worried today than I was on January 6’: top conservative’s warning to America
Retired judge Michael Luttig is battling to stop a Trump victory – which he says would be ‘catastrophic for America’s democracy’

David Smith in Washington

13, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Standing My Ground review: Capitol cop Harry Dunn on January 6 and the Trumpist threat
Officer who fought the insurrectionists and dealt with PTSD issues a cri de coeur for himself and for the US

Charles Kaiser

12, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Renegade review: Adam Kinzinger on why he left Republican ranks
One of two Republicans who sat on the January 6 committee considers a rot that set in before Trump even ran for president

Lloyd Green

05, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Colorado court hears arguments to keep ‘insurrectionist’ Trump off 2024 ballot
Challengers bring cases that argue Trump should be removed under civil war-era ‘insurrection’ provision of 14th amendment

Richard Luscombe and agency

30, Oct, 2023 @8:24 PM

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Sedition Hunters: how ordinary Americans helped track down the Capitol rioters
In his new book, Ryan J Reilly of NBC tells how the FBI got a much-needed helping hand from a band of citizen sleuths

Rich Tenorio

28, Oct, 2023 @9:00 AM

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